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Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams runs the London Marathon for Team Panda

22 January 2015

 Welsh Rugby Union player Shane Williams MBE has joined 'Team Panda', WWF-UK's team of super-supporters, to take on the challenge of the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon. He chose to fundraise for WWF because of his love for the natural world and concern for the future of the planet.
Read Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams runs the London Marathon for Team Panda

Urgent action needed as poaching of South Africa’s rhinos hits record high

22 January 2015

Despite increased efforts to tackle the surge in rhino poaching, a record 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014 – highlighting the need for urgent international action to address the crisis ahead of a critical global meeting on the illegal wildlife trade in Botswana in March. Read Urgent action needed as poaching of South Africa’s rhinos hits record high

India's tigers come roaring back according to new report

20 January 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 January 2015: India’s tiger population has significantly increased according to the 2014-15 India tiger estimation report released today. Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in numbers– from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,226 in 2014. Read India's tigers come roaring back according to new report

Coal subsidies damage UK’s credibility on tackling climate change

19 December 2014

The Government announced the provisional outcome of the Capacity Market which enables power generators to secure contracts worth almost £1 billion in public subsidy at an estimated cost of £11 per household on the 2018/19 energy bill [1]. Read Coal subsidies damage UK’s credibility on tackling climate change

WWF welcomes huge growth in renewable energy announced in DECC energy statistics

19 December 2014

Electricity generated from renewables has risen by 24% compared to the same period last year, highlights the government’s energy statistics for the third quarter of 2014. Read WWF welcomes huge growth in renewable energy announced in DECC energy statistics

WWF response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Connected world: Agreeing Ambitious Sustainable Development Goals in 2015’

15 December 2014

Dominic White, Head of International Development Policy said: 

“WWF welcomes the report from the Environmental Audit Committee which asks the UK Government to get firmly behind the current proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals, and focus on how the Goals can be implemented both in the UK and globally. 
 
  Read WWF response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Connected world: Agreeing Ambitious Sustainable Development Goals in 2015’

WWF-UK issued the following statement from David Nussbaum, CEO of WWF-UK at the close of the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru:

15 December 2014

“The destination is a deal in Paris that secures a safe and stable climate.  But parts of the map to get there from Lima are missing – including the critical piece of what governments need to do over the next five years.  So in the next six months, our political leaders need to spell out how they will navigate us to an agreement in Paris which matches the scientific evidence of what needs to be done.  Read WWF-UK issued the following statement from David Nussbaum, CEO of WWF-UK at the close of the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru:

EU Warns Four More States in Fight to End Illegal Fishing

12 December 2014

December 12th 2014: Illegally caught fish comprise a significant portion of both the global catch and of seafood imports, including to the world’s leading fish-consuming markets. To counter this, the EU enacted strong fisheries laws and in 2012 began issuing warnings to – and imposing sanctions on – states which are accused of failing to comply with those regulations. The European Commission issued  warnings to four states – St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu – for alleged shortcomings in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.   Read EU Warns Four More States in Fight to End Illegal Fishing

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